An Entirely New Album & Farewell

The last time we released something new, it was also last time we updated this website (or anywhere else for that matter) about the whereabouts of a new record to come. That was over a year ago – wow.

Since then, a lot has changed, making it surreal to see articles surrounding the new release of our album kick off with phrases like, “The triumphant return of Sun Hotel is imminent” (thanks New Noise for the kind words by the way).

Last October, the broadcast of a phrase like that would mean an album release show and a big tour to follow. Luckily, we can say that we have a wonderfully awesome release show planned but as for the tour, there’s something we should share…

After having one of the most amazing experiences of our lives recording “Rational Expectations” at the Living Room Studio in New Orleans with Chris George and Ross Farbe and putting so much heart into this record it’s bittersweet to say that this album will be our last. Call it our swan song if you’d like. Life has taken us all in different (but awesome) directions that have made us unable to continue writing and performing. For this release show, it will be our final collective gesture as a band and we really hope you’re able to join.

This may come as a shock to some while to others not a surprise at all. Regardless, we cannot thank enough all of those who have supported us over the years, wrote to us, listened to us. The gifts you all have given are those that are beyond quantification. There is truly nothing in this universe that is more exceptional then the moments we have shared with our fans/listeners.

Whether you’ve seen us at some hole in the wall bar, met us in a kind strangers kitchen, or bummed one of us a cigarette, we’d like to thank you for being a part of this. We couldn’t have done anything without you and we’re so happy and proud to see this album come to fruition.

“Rational Expectations” is due out February 3rd on Community Records but you can preorder a digital download or vinyl record. All preorders recieve two tracks that will never be released in any other fashion.

See you in January.

Alex, Tyler, Ross, John

Luckily we’re all still doing the things we love to do just in new ways/places. All of us would love nothing more then to continue sharing with you what we’re up to and what we’re making.

Tour Dates October 2012 w/ Caddywhompus

YES! We’re doing it again. Touring with our best buds Caddywhompus. We should probably just start a band with them at this point so we can always tour together. We’ll be getting raucous in a few cities up the east coast this October and we’d love to see you.

Oct 11, 2012 Hi-Tone Cafe* Memphis, TN
Oct 12, 2012 Deadhaus* 418 Acklen Park Dr Nashville, TN
Oct 13, 2012 Chappy’s House* Murfressboro, TN INFO
Oct 14, 2012 The Garage * Charlottesville, VA
Oct 15, 2012 Bohemian Coffee* Baltimore, MD INFO
Oct 16, 2012 TBA (HELP!) New York City, NY
Oct 17, 2012 SMOG at Bard College* Annandale-on-Hudson, NY INFO
Oct 18, 2012 Big Snow Buffalo Lodge* Brooklyn, NY INFO
Oct 19, 2012 Double Deuce* Philadelphia, PA INFO
Oct 20, 2012 House Party* (Details TBA) Philadelphia, PA
Oct 21, 2012 Paperhaus* (Details TBA) Washington, DC
Oct 26, 2012 Ole Tavern ^ Jackson, MS INFO
Oct 27, 2012 One Eyed Jacks * ^ New Orleans, LA INFO

* = w/ Caddywhompus ^ = w/ The Ton Tons


Tour dates announced for East Coast and Midwest (Murder Beach Party)!

Dear friends, starting June 23rd, we’re very excited to embark on yet another East Coast / Midwest tour meeting up with our friends The Lusitania, Young Jesus and JAG periodically along the way. Click on the image below to see all the dates and RSVP on facebook. If you’re in New Orleans, RSVP to the kickoff party @ Siberia with Habitat & The Lusitania


Jun, 23 2012 Chelsea’s Cafe* Baton Rouge, LA INFO
Jun, 24 2012 Siberia* New Orleans, LA INFO
Jun, 25 2012 Smiths Olde Bar* Atlanta, GA INFO
Jun, 26 2012 Motor Co Music Hall * Durham, NC INFO
Jun, 27 2012 The Garage * Charlottesville, VA INFO
Jun 28 2012 Amelias # Landenberg, PA INFO
Jun 29 2012 Myspace #  Philadelphia, PA INFO
Jun 30 2012 Suburbia (Frienship Fest)  Brooklyn, NY INFO
July 01 2012 Big Snow Buffalo Lounge # Brooklyn, NY
July 03 2012 AS220 Black Box # Providence, RI INFO
July 04 2012 Gay Gardens Boston, MA
July 05 2012 Cake Shop # New York City, NY INFO
July 06 2012 Spike Hill Brooklyn, NY INFO
July 07 2012 Mahalls Lanes # Cleveland, OH INFO
July 08 2012 Macs Bar # Lansing, MI INFO
July 10 2012 Subterranean Chicago, IL INFO
July 13 2012 Gills Estate Nashville, TN
July 14 2012 Martins Jackson, MS

* with The Lusitania
# with Young Jesus

Hope to see you at one of these! So excited to make it out on the road again.

Chindig 05: 420 Pool Party

Dear friends,

We just made it home from our spring tour today, and we’ve already got a lot of great things coming up to keep us busy until the summer comes. Here’s just a few of them:

420 Pool Party

This April 20th, we’re really excited to bring to you the first ever joint production between our own Chinquapin Records, Community Records & Ampersand Events – our first 420 Pool Party!

We’ll be opening up the doors at Club Ampersand at 8PM for your pool party pleasure, then we’ll move then show inside for a set of sweet SOUL COVERS and originals.

This is also going to be the kickoff for Community Records’ Block Party the next day!



Spring Tour Dates w/ El Cantador

It’s that time of year again. We’re really excited to announce our Spring 2012 Tour dates, during which we’ll be visiting some of our favorite cities, towns, beaches, and sandwich shops around the South.

We’ll also be traveling most of these places with our good friends EL CANTADOR from Mobile, AL. Give them a listen when you get a chance!

Mar, 29 2012 Circle Bar ~ New Orleans, LA RSVP
Mar, 30 2012 Spanish Moon ~ Baton Rouge, LA RSVP
Mar, 31 2012 Morning Bell Records * Jackson, MS RSVP
Apr, 01 2012 Lamplighter Lounge * Memphis, TN RSVP
Apr, 02 2012 12th and Porter Lounge * Nashville, TN RSVP
Apr, 03 2012 The Bottletree *  Birmingham, AL RSVP
Apr, 04 2012 The Midnight *  Gainesville, FL  RSVP
Apr, 05 2012 New World Brewery * Tampa, FL RSVP
Apr, 06 2012 Stardust Video & Coffee * Orlando, FL RSVP
Apr, 07 2012 Nobby’s * St. Augustine, FL RSVP
Apr, 09 2012 St Mikes * Tallahassee, FL RSVP
Apr, 10 2012 Handlebar * Pensacola, FL RVSP
Apr, 13 2012 South Sounds Music Fest * Mobile, AL RSVP

~ with Caddywhompus & BOYFRNDZ (ATX)
* with El Cantador (Mobile, AL)

Hope to see you at one of these! Also, please hit us up if you think you can help us fill any dead days, we always want to make new friends.

Foburg Music Festival, Dates w/ Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang & SXSW!

First off, we’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who came out and spent Mardi Gras with us. Yet again, we had an incredible time and we’re honored to have shared it with so many great people.

In other news, we’re super excited for the shows we have in March including opening up for Maps and Atlases at One Eyed Jacks this Saturday at One Eyed Jacks, sharing some dates in Mississippi w/ Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang and heading to Austin for South by South West.

Check out the schedule below. We’d love it if you came out for a show or two. Be sure to check back leading up to and during SXSW. We’ll be posting more shows as they come.

3/8 Hattiesburg, MS @ Hattiesburg Tavern w/ Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang + Casual Karate RSVP
3/9 Jackson, MS @ Martin’s Restaurant & Lounge w/ Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang RSVP
3/10 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks w/ Maps & Atlases & Caddywhompus – RSVP
3/13 Austin, TX  @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – No Play Music South By Southwest Showcase RSVP
3/14 Austin, TX  @ Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe – KRVX Radio South by Southwest Party
3/17 Austin, TX @ The Trophy Club – Texas is Funny Records South by Southwest Showcase RSVP

with love,
Alex & Sun Hotel


UPDATE More dates and information at this link (This one is the one we will update) HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE

Chinquapin Records Presents: Maps & Atlases with Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus

Chinquapin Records Presents:

Maps & Atlases with Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus

Buy Ticket + Caddy Demos ($12) Buy Ticket + Caddy Demos + 18×24" Poster ($20) Buy 18×24" Poster ($15)

Dear Friends,

We wanted to let you know about a really exciting show we've got coming up in a few weeks. We along with our best friends in Caddywhompus and Chinquapin Records are hosting Chicago's own math-folk heroes Maps & Atlases on March 10th at One Eyed Jacks. We'll be selling tickets through the Chinquapin Records website, and each presale ticket includes an album of unreleased Caddywhompus demos. We're also selling a limited run of fifty screen printed posters by Houston artist Shelby Hohl. Here's Chris from Caddywhompus showing one off:

We really cannot express how stoked we are to be able to bring you this show. Hope to see you there!


Sun Hotel

We’re playing Chinquapin Records’ Mardi Gras Chindig – A Mardi Gras Ball

We just finished putting together a lot of exciting shows this spring, and we really wanted to tell y’all about them.

We’re really excited to be playing as a part of Chinquapin Records‘ upcoming Chindig 04 this Mardi Gras! This will be the first of two nights at Cafe Prytania (right off the parade route), after all that day’s parades and debauchery have officially ended. We’ll be playing with our best friends in Country Club and Vox & the Hound, and we’ll be playing some brand new jams and old goodies.

RSVP to the Mardi Gras Ball

Also, check out this video from our most recent Holiday Soiree with Country Club in December!